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Conference has changed since 1911, but the message hasn't

he world was different a century year ago. Automobiles and motion pictures were relatively new inventions. A man could buy a nicely tailored wool suit for less than $30 dollars, and a bottle of Sarsaparilla made all of a person’s aches and pains go away.

General conference was different 100 years ago.

Instead of five sessions in two days, there were multiple sessions during the course of four days. It began with a general session Thursday morning. It continued through Friday with a priesthood that night. Saturday was taken off, and it concluded with two sessions on Sunday. Instead of meeting in the 21,200 seat Conference Center for all sessions, the Saints attended in the Salt Lake Tabernacle, Assembly Hall or on the temple grounds.

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